We have all done something that is wrong. Some people tell a lie. Some people steal. Some people say bad stories about others. You may not feel bad until you are caught. Then you feel very bad. You know you did wrong. This is called guilt. Guilt comes when you know you are wrong. Guilt will make your heart feel broken. Guilt can bring shame to you and your family. You feel bad when everyone sees what you did. How can you throw away the guilt? How can you feel good again?
You may lie and tell yourself you did no wrong. You may try to get rid of the bad feelings by doing something good. You may give money to a poor person. You may give blood to a sick person. You do this so you can feel good about yourself. These good actions will not make your heart feel better. Your heart will still hurt. You will still feel the guilt. You may feel you have no hope. You may think you will never feel good again.
I know someone who will throw away your guilt. He will forgive you. He will make you feel good again. His name is Jesus Christ.
We feel bad when we do bad things. We must be punished. If you disobey a law then you must pay. Maybe you will pay money. Maybe you will go to jail. When you disobey God’s laws you will be punished. You cannot pay money to God. You cannot do good acts to overcome your bad acts. We need God to take away our guilt. We need God to forgive us. If you ask God to help you then He will help you. If you ask God to forgive you then He will forgive you.
God the Father wants you to do what He tells you to do. When you do not do what He tells you to do then it is called, “sin.” You feel bad when you sin. This feeling is called guilt. Sin will lead you to death. God the Father does not want you to die. He sent Jesus Christ, God’s Son, to die in your place. Jesus Christ died so you will not have to die for your sins. He wants you to love God the Father. Jesus wants you to accept His gift of life. He wants you to give all your heart and mind to God the Father. Your feelings of guilt will be gone. He will forgive you. You can start again. You are a new person. You will feel good about yourself.
If you ask Jesus to forgive you then you are forgiven. You must forgive yourself. You must see yourself as Jesus sees you. You can live in victory.
Pray with me if you want to move from a guilt to forgiveness.
“Dear Jesus, please forgive me for the bad I did. Please help me to be good. I give my heart and mind to you. Take control of my life. Please help me to honor you. Thank you.”
Remove all your guilt and shame. Find true forgiveness.